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  • Summary: Anthem is a shared-world action-RPG in which players delve into a vast world teeming with amazing technology and forgotten treasures. The world is also filled with savage beasts and ruthless marauders where Freelancers are called to defeat the forces plotting to conquer humanity. In Anthem,Anthem is a shared-world action-RPG in which players delve into a vast world teeming with amazing technology and forgotten treasures. The world is also filled with savage beasts and ruthless marauders where Freelancers are called to defeat the forces plotting to conquer humanity. In Anthem, up to 4 friends unravel the world’s mysteries and take on its most fearsome challenges together. Shared danger means shared glory, and successful Freelancers are all be richly rewarded for successful exploits. Throughout their adventure, players outfit their Freelancers with powerful Javelin exosuits, each of which are equipped with unique weapons and abilities. Players also customize their Javelin with gear they earn and craft throughout the adventure, and leave a lasting mark on the world. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. Feb 26, 2019
    85
    Anthem is one hell of a decent loot-shooter that boasts some ambitious mechanics. Its massively engaging combat and its flow of movement takes center stage, with its several activities, its deep lore, and its diverse and interesting world following closely behind. That said, Anthem isn’t without fault, and BioWare will need to carefully address the game’s issues alongside its community feedback to ensure they maintain player interest.
  2. Mar 2, 2019
    77
    Anthem is stunning like a firework, a technical achievement and a very fun game, but right now it is also unfinished.
  3. Mar 4, 2019
    73
    Anthem may thrive. Anthem may fail. It has the bones to be something great but I am tired of saying that about so many games in this genre and five years after Destiny 1, I can’t believe we’re here yet again. Get it right the first time, because everyone is losing patience.
  4. Feb 26, 2019
    60
    Despite some new ideas and a core gameplay loop that does its best to carry the experience, Anthem is ultimately a bit of a disappointment from BioWare
  5. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Apr 9, 2019
    60
    In comparison with even the base Destiny 2 – let alone that game expanded by all its excellent DLC – Anthem feels not so much unfinished as barely started. It contains some good ideas which it fails to develop, and some of its basic pillars, such as the insistence on fourplayer co-op, somehow convey the impression of being tacked on rather than fundamental. And even with the huge early patch, it’s still glitchy – we had to play three quarters of a 45-minute Stronghold without sound, for example, which was disconcerting.
  6. Mar 1, 2019
    60
    If ever there was a game in recent memory that seemed unconsciously engineered to ferret out if someone leans toward a glass half-empty or a glass half-full disposition, it’s this one. Anthem is nothing if not a mixed bag.
  7. Mar 12, 2019
    45
    I am sorry to say that Anthem has fallen short in pretty much every way. Not only do I believe that Anthem was never originally conceived to be a Live Service game and was hijacked by EA to jump on that bandwagon, but also that this game was released in an unfinished state. This has left such a sour taste in my mouth because when Anthem is working well, it can be a real fun time; flying around, getting into intense battles against humans and beasts. But it has so spectacularly failed in all other areas that I simply cannot recommend this game. And with The Division 2, a game that has experience in the Live Service sector only weeks away from launching, I feel like this Anthem will just fall on deaf ears.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 99 out of 209
  2. Negative: 79 out of 209
  1. Feb 22, 2019
    10
    Bioware tried to do something different and it worked. Rockstars and Activision cant make a game like this. This game is getting undeserved hate.
  2. May 7, 2021
    10
    Bons graficos e otima jogabilidade. Jogo muito viciante e bom sistema de evolução do personagem. Uns jogos melhores jogos de tiro em terceiraBons graficos e otima jogabilidade. Jogo muito viciante e bom sistema de evolução do personagem. Uns jogos melhores jogos de tiro em terceira pessoa que já joguei. Expand
  3. Feb 22, 2019
    9
    The beautiful scenery and the flight controls are amazing. The load times have drastically decreased and some of the more crippling bugs thatThe beautiful scenery and the flight controls are amazing. The load times have drastically decreased and some of the more crippling bugs that were in the demos have been addressed. A lot of the negativity and flak that this game has received seem to be coming from self-entitled players and those complaining about ME: Andromeda. This game has yet to receive a fair shake. Expand
  4. Sep 11, 2019
    7
    This is 9/11/19- Yes the initial release was lacking. Bioware is slowly adding content to this game and making the forge accessible with theThis is 9/11/19- Yes the initial release was lacking. Bioware is slowly adding content to this game and making the forge accessible with the hold of a button was a time saver. Load times are considerably shorter as well! I always felt the controls and feel of the weapons and explosions felt great and were always great. Give Anthem another play through if you haven't touched it in awhile. Expand
  5. Feb 22, 2019
    4
    It's too little, too late.

    Bioware attempts to get into the loot and shoot genre only to have too little content and not enough quality
    It's too little, too late.

    Bioware attempts to get into the loot and shoot genre only to have too little content and not enough quality control.
    -Only 3 Strongholds/Raids
    -In-game store for cosmetic items
    -Lack of optimization when flying around
    -Fort Tarsis being so small it makes Dragon Age 2's Kirkwall seem large by comparison
    -Lack of Roleplaying and dialogue options found in other Bioware games
    -Story mode so lacking they padded it out with grindy missions.

    While customizing one of the 4 Javelins is entertaining for a little while, there's not enough there to justify a $60 purchase.

    If you have Origin Premiere, go ahead, but wait for a patch and more content before diving in.
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  6. Jan 7, 2020
    2
    Anthem may have been the most disappointing game I've played in the past 10 years. The concept of this game is great, the combat is at timesAnthem may have been the most disappointing game I've played in the past 10 years. The concept of this game is great, the combat is at times fun, and the suits look cool. That's about all i can say that works in this game. This is the most repetitive, tedious, and broken game released in 2019. Walking - and only walking because its all thats allowed - in the main hub while going from quest giver to quest giver to hear a confusing story about a problem facing all of humanity that only you can solve, only to be thrown into a cookie cutter shooting range somewhere on the large but uncreative world is all that you'll experience during this game. The difficulty is solely based on how much health the enemies have, but the actual combat stay exactly the same. Every single mission is exactly the same, with minimal changes in scenery. Load times are absolutely insane. Story is bland, and just ad-libbed sci fi nonsense that does not do a good job of immersing the user in the world at all. I'm giving this game a 2/10 simply for the 20 mins of fun that I had initially. Expand
  7. Sep 11, 2019
    0
    Waited for this game for some time and, in true EA fashion, the dropped the ball by assiging a team that makes story-based single player RPGsWaited for this game for some time and, in true EA fashion, the dropped the ball by assiging a team that makes story-based single player RPGs deliver a janky, thrown-together, poorly-optimised, poorly QA'd mess. What an immense disappointment. $80 of my money I'll never get back. Avoid Expand

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